GMail for Travellers

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 23:07
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Following on from Post 5119, I have now prepared detailed instructions on how to set up a GMail email account which can then be accessed via any of web browser (eg Internet Explorer), mail client (eg Outlook Express) or smartphone (eg Nokia, Blackberry, Palm).

Mail will remain synchronised between access devices, preventing duplicates or lost items. The set up will also accomodate email from an existing service (eg joeblow@bigpond.com)

Click on 'File Swap' above and navigate to the list of items which appear below the folder lists. Document is titled "GMail for Travellers - set up instructions".
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Reply By: Pixellator - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 23:35

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 23:35
Great doc... thanks Phil & Lorraine

As an aside, a bit of advice would be appreciated:
When travelling, I use my laptop to access email via Outlook. How do I transfer these back to Outlook on my desktop computer when I get home? Can't find anything in Outlook Help file, so I usually just retransmit the messages to myself. However in so doing, I lose the name of the sender and the date.

I think that the GMail option may be the way to go in future, but I still have piles of messages to transfer.

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BobH
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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 02:09

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 02:09
Howdy Bob.
The beauty of GMail is you can have all your emails(and other stuff) on their server. I ditched the desktop years ago and use a notebook exclusively now.

I like Mozilla Thunderbird(free) as well as Firefox. I have a utility which will backup all content and restore if needed.

Been playing with the Calendar and will use it when I can get the noggin around it.

Just about to wander out and hookup for a weekend away.


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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 02:10

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 02:10
Forgot to thank Phil for his headsup, much appreciated
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:50

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:50
Hi, what format is this file in? downloaded it but wont open with notepad nor msword

Ta

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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:59

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:59
pdf for Adobe Acrobat Reader - go www.adobe.com/ for free reader
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 04:00

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 at 04:00
Thanks Phil, worked that time.
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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Friday, Nov 14, 2008 at 04:07

Friday, Nov 14, 2008 at 04:07
According to 'Australian Personal Computer' magainze, hackers are starting to breach GMail login. You can prevent this by the following:

1) Login to GMail as normal
2) Click on 'Settings' and scroll to bottom of page
3) Enable 'Always use https'
4) 'Save Changes'

Netx time you login, it will use a secure encrypted connection.
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